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When Gucci make hearing aids, I’ll be deaf: sensory impairment in later life and a need to define it according to identity

Hayhoe, Simon (2017) When Gucci make hearing aids, I’ll be deaf: sensory impairment in later life and a need to define it according to identity. In: Halder, Santoshi and Czop Assaf, Lori, (eds.) Inclusion, Disability and Culture: An Ethnographic Perspective Traversing Abilities and Challenges. Inclusive Learning and Educational Equity (3). Springer, London, UK, pp. 77-88. ISBN 9783319552231

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Identification Number: 10.1007/978-3-319-55224-8_6

Abstract

This chapter examines my experience of late deafness – becoming impaired, being diagnosed as such and then living with this new identity. The analysis considers this experience of impairment from the point of view of subjective and objective disability. I argue that I am currently less impaired now that I have been diagnosed as being hearing impaired than I was when I was not. The chapter concludes that impairment is subjective and should be considered so. It also concludes that context and form of impairment should be considered when understanding disability.

Item Type: Book Section
Official URL: https://link.springer.com/
Additional Information: © 2018 Springer
Divisions: Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Sets: Departments > Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2018 15:06
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2020 23:09
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/90338

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